Appoints US Executives to Help eCommerce Merchants Expand Globally
Boca Raton, FLORIDA, Feb. 22, 2012 – eMerchantPay, the trusted global leader in international online payment processing gateway services for eCommerce, recurring bill payment, virtual terminals and more, announced today the opening of a United States office in Boca Raton, Florida through its USA subsidiary eMerchantPay Corporation. The company also announced the appointment of payment industry veterans Garima Shah as Head of U.S. Sales and Karl Persaud as Director of Business Development.
The new Boca Raton office will house sales, sales support and merchant support operations to better meet the needs of Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs), sales agents and their merchants. Having an office in United States furthers eMerchantPay’s strategy in key markets around the world to offer new online payment processing solutions that capitalize on the advantages of both global processing and local, personal servicing.
eMerchantPay enables small- and mid-size online merchants to effortlessly become global merchants, selling and shipping products anywhere in the world. Consumers can shop and buy in their own language and currency, while merchants can settle transactions and receive funds in their preferred currency. Sophisticated fraud detection capabilities such as Internet Protocol (IP) address geo-locator verification are part of the comprehensive eMerchantPay offering. Quality, long-term, global banking relationships plus in-house risk liability and accountability enable eMerchantPay to offer merchant accounts to businesses of all types and sizes, even in high risk situations where approval has previously not been secured.
“Having an office on US soil is a significant step that will propel eMerchantPay’s global efforts,” says Jonas Reynisson, Chairman. “Garima Shah and Karl Persaud are excellent additions to the eMerchantPay team and we look forward to their contributions in helping eMerchantPay rapidly expand and grow in the US online payments marketplace.”
Shah has overall responsibility for eMerchantPay’s sales in the United States and is charged with rapidly building market presence to drive new business. She brings a decade of payment processing experience to the company. Shah previously served as SVP of Indirect Sales for Century Payments, where she was instrumental in forming an ISO and partnership division. Prior to Century Payments, Shah served as Vice President of Business Development for Merchant Processing Services (MPS), now part of New Edge Payments, and was a Regional Vice President for Payment Alliance International, creating a direct sales division during her tenure. “eMerchantPay has an impressive track record in global online payment processing and I am honored to have the opportunity to lead US marketplace sales, I look forward to expanding the company’s footprint throughout the US market,” states Shah.
As Director of Business Development, Persaud is responsible for developing ISO and agent reseller relationships throughout the US. Persaud got his start in payment processing with Payment Alliance International, where he served in a number of sales management and business development roles over the years. “I am excited about the opportunity to help ISOs and agents secure merchant accounts for online retailers who want to grow internationally or have previously been unable to qualify,” said Karl Persaud. “It’s always a good situation when you can help ISOs and agents increase revenue through new income streams.”
eMerchantPay is the trusted global leader for international online payment processing gateway services, with merchant customers in over 40 countries across the globe. Innovative payment solutions offering authorization, settlement and funding in more than 140 currencies and various languages, plus dedicated account managers providing personal service that is second-to-none make international online payment processing easy, convenient and affordable. Quality, long-term, global banking relationships plus in-house risk liability and accountability enable eMerchantPay to offer merchant accounts to businesses of all types and sizes, even in high risk situations where approval has previously not been secured.
Founded in 2002, the eMerchantPay Group is privately held headquartered in Europe with offices in Boca Raton, Florida, the UK and Sofia, Bulgaria. eMerchantPay Corporation is a registered ISO/MSP of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in Walnut Creek, Calif. and a member of the Electronic Transactions Association, eMerchantPay Limited in the UK is a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA United Kingdom) licensed payment institution. The Group’s operations in Sofia are ISO 9001:2008 certified by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) and its gateway and solutions are Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level I compliant.
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